A New Orleans arcade and bar has been broken into over the weekend, suffering damages to vintage arcade cabinets and other equipment totalling between $30,000 and $50,000, Kotaku reports. The assailant had reportedly been a member of Sea Cave for a short time, and referred to himself as “The Wolf”.
According to a post made by Sea Cave Arcade on Facebook, the incident started around 7:30 PM on Sunday night after arcade owner Judah Lea confronted a man who was vandalizing one of the arcade cabinets with stickers. When asked to leave, the man made threats of violence against the owners and other customers present, as well as demanded a refund on his membership fee. Lea obliged, and asked him to leave.
Once outside, the man allegedly pulled out a knife, which he used to threaten people before walking off. He soon returned to put a bicycle lock on the door to trap employees and customers inside the building, and smashed one of the glass doors. Customers and staff who witnessed the event have said that the man was making threats, including saying that he owned an assault rifle. Those inside escaped out a back door and called police, but the man had left before they arrived.